From postal workers to VA doctors, we’ve had the pleasure of helping many federal government employees reach retirement. Though the average age federal employees voluntarily retire is 63, there are many who choose to leave the workplace earlier. Those who want to retire early need to know about the FERS Supplemental Annuity Benefit.
Whether sitting in a speeding car or investing in a tumbling stock market, you can get the same uneasy feeling in your stomach.
Annuities are one of the most heavily marketed financial products to retirement-age people. They are often sold as the solution to a retiree’s greatest fear: outliving your money in retirement. But, with the potential for guaranteed income from an annuity, do you have to sacrifice the potential for growing your money?
Strolls along cobblestone streets in old European villages. Sunsets on suspiciously secluded beaches. Adirondack chairs. Lots of Adirondack chairs. These are your stereotypical images of retirement. But, if you want a look at a truly stereotypical retirement, then you should follow the money.
Advance Capital Management’s president and chief investment officer, Christopher Kostiz, provides his key economic and market insights from the most recent quarter.
Want to close out the year on a financial high note? Then use the last couple months of the year to get your finances in order. A little year-end financial housekeeping lets you potentially lower your current tax bill and prepare your investments and budget for a successful new year.
Advance Capital has several offices in the Midwest, including one in the Land of Lincoln. As a fee-only financial adviser in Naperville, Illinois, we know what it takes to find a trusted adviser in the Chicagoland area and beyond.
You’ll recall one of the biggest financial stories last year was the Equifax security data breach. It was estimated that personal information, such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, home addresses and birth dates, for over 140 million Americans was exposed.